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DPDC Gala 2018

DPDC GALA – Ride the 2018 Blue Wave With Us

Blue Wave

Join us on Sunday April 15 for our Annual Gala

We are energized and organized to ride the Blue Wave coming in 2018, but we need your help.

This event provides a large portion of the monies needed to make the electoral magic happen in 2018!

Join us for an amazing night with like-minded people fighting for Economic Justice, Civil Rights and the Environment.

GALA Schedule
4:30pm – 6:30pm: Check-in & Networking
6:30pm: Dinner is Served
7:00pm: Speakers
*The fun continues till 9:30pm


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GALA Speaker: Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz!

Puerto Rico’s story continues. – You will want to be there to hear it!

We know you’ll want to get the whole insider story from Mayor Cruz and support her continuing efforts by buy inviting newly energized friends to create a table or two for this year’s event.

***A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Hurricane Maria recovery efforts in Puerto Rico***
The goal is to donate $50,000 from the GALA proceeds to our friends and fellow citizens in Puerto Rico.

We will be donating to Somebody Help Us – Alguien Ayudenos


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Purchase Tickets / Tables / Sponsorships

Purchase Option 1 – Online (Act Blue)

Pay for your individual tickets, table or sponsorship via
ACT BLUE – PAY NOW

Purchase Option 2 – Offline (Mail in Registration Form)

Pay for your individual tickets, table or sponsorship via
DOWNLOAD FORM – PAY OFFLINE

Ticket Notes

1. Paid DPDC Members get a discount

2. Select your dinner option(s) when paying (online or offline)

3. Our Gala menu has been specifically selected to ensure guests dietary restrictions and potential allergens are addressed. All food served will be nut free and shellfish free. In addition, both entrees are gluten free. We offer two entree choices- Herb Roasted Chicken or a Vegetarian Kabob, which is Halal compliant as well.

4. Member Individual Tickets: $125 | Non-Member Individual Tickets: $150 | Tables (10 Seats): $1,500 – $2,000 | Sponsorships: $3,000 – $5.000

5. Individual Ticket Prices Increase on April 1st

Check Member Status
If you need to check your membership status, please feel free to email: gala@dupagedemocrats.com


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GALA FAQs

Q: What is the purpose of the Gala?
A: The Gala is our local party’s largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from the event enable us to respond to the needs of this challenging time in history. Funds stay right here in DuPage County to do the essential work for the long haul. The Gala is also a chance to come together as a community to celebrate our shared Democratic values and unite.

Q: Who attends this event? Is this event just for “political insiders”?
A: The Gala attracts a diverse crowd of attendees. Some attendees have been DuPage Democratic Party members for decades, while many hold no membership card or are attending their first Gala this year. Community organizers, local party leaders, students, elected officials, business leaders, established coalitions, and newly formed grassroots groups are all represented at the Gala. If you have a desire to celebrate our shared Democratic values, and connect with other local Democrats, the Gala will be an inspiring evening for you.

Q: Who is the Keynote Speaker?
A: The Democratic Party of DuPage County is honored to welcome Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. Puerto Rico’s story continues. – You will want to be there to hear it! We know you’ll want to get the whole insider story from Mayor Cruz and support her continuing efforts by buy inviting newly energized friends to create a table or two for this year’s event.

Q: What other Democratic leaders will be at the Gala?
A: The GALA always draws amazing Democratic elected officials, candidates and leaders from throughout the State. Watch here for a full list of those attending.

Q: How can I attend the Gala?
A: Individual tickets are for sale through our website, above. Walk-ins are welcome, but since there are a limited number of seats available, walk-ins will be based on availability

Q: I have a Democratic Party of DuPage membership card; do I get a discount on my Gala ticket?
A: One of the benefits of membership is receiving a discount on your Gala ticket. Your DPDC membership card will indicate if you are a member through April 2018. Member tickets are available at this link: above If your card says 3/18 or earlier, you will need to renew now to receive the discount.

Q: How does seating work?
A: If you purchase an individual ticket, there is not open seating. Everyone will be placed and their table number can be found on their name tag which check in will point out to them.

Q: Can I reserve an entire table for my group?
A: We offer several levels of group table sponsorships. Details above

Q: Are there any other ways I can promote my group or business during the event?
A: In addition to table sponsorships, we also have advertising space for sale in our program. This is a great way to get your message out to hundreds of local Democrats. Email gala@dupagedemocrats.com for remaining options.

Q: What is the dress code?
A: “Black-tie” optional is suggested for the Gala. Typically, black tie optional attire refers to a dark suit, long dresses, or short but elegant cocktail dresses. Overall, your preferred formal attire will be fantastic!

Q: What if I still have questions about the Gala?
A: Contact us at gala@dupagedemocrats.com